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Satan's Sadists (1969)

The "Satans" are a very cruel biker gang led by Anchor. The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert where they begin to terrorize Lew and his patrons and his ... See full summary »

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Anchor
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Charlie Baldwin
John 'Bud' Cardos ...
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Willie
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Johnny Martin
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Acid
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Lew
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Gina
Jacqueline Cole ...
Tracy (as Jackie Taylor)
William Bonner ...
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Evelyn Frank ...
Nora Baldwin
Yvonne Stewart ...
Carol
Cheryl Anne ...
Jan
Bambi Allen ...
Lois
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Rita (as Randee Lynn)
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The "Satans" are a very cruel biker gang led by Anchor. The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert where they begin to terrorize Lew and his patrons and his waitress, Tracy. After a little killing, one of the patrons named Johnny manages to escape from the bikers into the desert. They need to reach a town before the Satans catch up to them and kill them. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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1 June 1969 (USA)  »

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Nightmare Bloodbath  »

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Russ Tamblyn's mother hated the film and blamed it for ruining her son's film career. See more »

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Gina: All you ever think about is LSD. One of these days you're gonna take a trip and never come back.
Acid: Yeah? You really think so? Groovy!
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I'm not sure if this is exactly a recommendation, but "Satan's Sadists" is Al Adamson's best film
27 December 2006 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure if this is exactly a recommendation, but "Satan's Sadists" is Al Adamson's best film! Its far from the best biker movie ("The Born Losers" is that in my mind), but for fans of sleaze and trash, you'll be delighted. Those seeking intelligent cinema will probably be bored witless, but if you're an art house snob you'd probably never think of watching something with the title "Satan's Sadists" to begin with. In other words, this ain't Bergman here but its still drive-in fun.

As I said earlier, this is the best film by Adamson. Now I've seen plenty of psychotronic films and a few efforts by the man, and I've come to the conclusion I'm not in his fan club. Despite the fact it has its fans, "Dracula Vs. Frankenstein" bored me silly and his Filipino Blood trilogy was even worse. But "Satan's Sadists" wasn't half bad. For starters, this is the only film by Adamson that was coherent. It didn't seem to be clobbered together from two or three films, and I didn't get a headache trying to follow the plot. There's still some uncomfortably mean-spirited sequences, but its nowhere near as sleazy as his later efforts. Plus, it had much better pacing than his later films. I wasn't overtly bored once. Add to this a so-bad-its-good performance from has-been Russ Tamblyn and a scene-stealing performance from a guy named "Acid" and you've got a good flick for a beer and pizza night. Tamblyn, I assume, was supposed to be a charismatic yet intimidating bad ass, but comes off more as a deranged Wallace Shawn. Its not a trash classic, but it'll do for fans of biker flicks. (7/10)


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